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Ancestry Library

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Access over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including U.S. Census records (1790-1930); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories and passenger lists.

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Chicago Tribune - Historical (1849-1997)

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This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Genealogical records from one of the largest genealogy organizations in the country. Creation of a free personal account is required. The Ela Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate. Some content is only available inside the library.

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Fold3 by Ancestry

Provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Offers a wealth of searchable original documents for genealogists.

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Heritage Quest

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Access family and history books, the U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930), PERSI (The Periodical Source Index), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman's Bank Records, and more.

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Historical newspaper archive from the 1700s onward, containing thousands of well-known regional, state and small local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries.

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Genealogy Resources

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library, a nonprofit organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can visit a FamilySearch Center to receive free personalized help from local volunteers, search genealogy databases, and get special access to FamilySearch records.

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